Dr. Dana Atzil-Slonim – Therapists’ Empathic Accuracy Toward Their Clients’ Emotions

Abstract Objective: Therapists’ empathic accuracy (EA) toward their clients’ fluctuating emotions is a crucial clinical skill that underlies many therapeutic interventions. In contrast to the subjective components of empathy, limited empirical work has addressed EA or its effect on the outcomes of psychotherapy. Here, we differentiate between the components of EA (tracking accuracy, directional discrepancy) as…

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